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RHODE ISLAND IS making better progress at reducing the number of antibiotics prescribed and filled, a strategy for slowing the development of microbial resistance to the drugs. / COURTESY BLUE CROSS & BLUE SHIELD OF RHODE ISLAND

R.I. leads antibiotic prescription decline in national effort curbing microbial resistance

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s leading in the effort to curb unnecessary use of antibiotics, decreasing outpatient-filled prescriptions by 15 percent between 2010 and 2016,...

PBN fall 2017 Health Care Summit set for Oct. 5 in...

PROVIDENCE - PBN’s fall 2017 Health Care Summit will take place Oct. 5 at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick from 8:30-11:30 p.m. This year the...
POSITIVE VIBES: According to results from the Providence Business News Summer 2017 Business Survey, local business owners are optimistic about the future of their businesses and the statewide economy, despite ongoing concerns about finding qualified workers and managing rising health care costs.  / PBN GRAPHIC/ANNE EWING & LISA LAGRECA

Strong quarterly results help fuel R.I. business owners’ faith in local...

Optimism reigns among Rhode Island business owners about the future for their businesses and the statewide economy, despite ongoing concerns about finding qualified workers...
THE NATIONAL COMMITTEE for Quality Assurance has named two Rhode Island Medicaid plans, Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island and UnitedHealthcare of New England Inc., among the top 10 in the U.S.

Report: NHPRI, UnitedHealthcare of New England among top 10 Medicaid plans...

WASHINGTON – Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island and UnitedHealthcare of New England Inc. ranked among the top 10 Medicaid health plans in the...

Nula talks benefits of employee wellness

MICHAEL NULA’s company, Elite Physical Therapy, was recently recognized with an Achievement Worksite Health Award from Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island...
JONATHAN GAY is the executive director of Playworks New England, part of a national organization that brings play and youth-development programming into schools during recess to improve the health and well-being of children and enhance learning through the power of play. /COURTESY PLAYWORKS NEW ENGLAND

Five Questions With: Jonathan Gay

Jonathan Gay has been with Playworks New England, part of a national organization that brings play and youth-development programming into schools during recess to...
BLUE CROSS & BLUE SHIELD of Rhode Island advises regular eye-dilation tests for people with diabetes. /COURTESY RHODEAHEAD.COM

BCBSRI urges diabetes patients to get regular eye-dilation tests

PROVIDENCE – Diabetes puts more than 100,000 diabetic Rhode Islanders at much higher risk for eye damage than average, but early detection and treatment...

OHIC releases 2018 health insurance premium rate approvals

  CRANSTON – The Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner approved health insurance premium rates for 2018 Thursday. OHIC’s reductions of approval rates versus requested...

500-1,999 Employees | 2 | Blue Cross & Blue Shield of...

CEO (or equivalent): Kim Keck, CEO and president Number of employees: 790 While Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island looks to make a difference...
KIM LYONS OF WARWICK, diagnosed with leukemia, preserved her fertility in advance of radiation therapy because her health care plan covers it. Effective July 5, Rhode Island law requires health care plans to carry the coverage. /COURTESY DR. EDEN CARDOZO

R.I. first state to require fertility-preservation coverage for care that could...

PROVIDENCE – When Kim Lyons of Warwick was diagnosed with leukemia March 1, her doctors told her the best chance for survival was stem...

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